What is the Tour de BBQ?

The Tour de BBQ, which will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, is KC’s tastiest event on two wheels. It is a “tour” – not a race – where riders choose between routes of 12, 35, and 62 miles. What makes the event unique is that the rest stops for each route are some of Kansas City’s most famous barbecue restaurants where riders are provided a sample of that restaurant’s offering. After cyclists complete their route, they’re greeted with frosty beverages, more barbecue and a free concert.

Funds raised by the Tour de BBQ support The University of Kansas Cancer Center Survivorship Transition Clinic – a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer. The clinic was developed through a research partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance, the outreach division of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Tour de BBQ provides funds for a nurse navigator to assist adolescents as they transition from pediatric to adult oncology treatment.

Since its inception in 2009, the Tour de BBQ has donated nearly $500,000 to support cancer survivors in Kansas City.


Wanting to Volunteer for the Tour de BBQ? Visit – http://kc.tourdebbq.com/volunteer/ ‎

Event Date:

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Event Times (subject to change):
Full Slab (62miles)
Stage - 7:00 a.m.
Launch - 7:30 a.m.
Long Stack (35 miles)
Stage - 8:00 a.m.
Launch - 8:30 a.m.
Short Stack (12 miles)
Stage - 9:00 a.m.
Launch - 9:30 a.m.
Event Location
Prairiefire Entertainment District - 5661 W 135th St. Overland Park, KS 66223


Online fundraising/donating will close on Thursday at 8:00AM If you have any offline donations, please do not mail them. You can bring all your donations with you to packet pickup or on race day and we will apply it to your fundraising!

Perks of the Ride



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Schedule - Coming Soon!


There are two types of registration for the Tour de BBQ: “Fundraise to Ride” or traditional registration.

Traditional Registration

Here, you simply pay the registration fee and fundraising is optional – although still encouraged. Once you pay the registration fee, you can still join a fundraising team, create your own team, or fundraise individually. But nothing further is required if you simply choose to show up and ride.

Early Registration - Coming Soon General Registration Late Registration
Short Stack (12 mile) $20
Long Stack (35 mile) $30
Full Slab (62 mile) $45
Short Stack (12 mile) $45
Long Stack (35 mile) $55
Full Slab (62 mile) $70
Short Stack (12 mile) $50
Long Stack (35 mile) $65
Full Slab (62 mile) $85

Fundraise to Ride

The other way to register is through the Fundraise to Ride. With this option you pay no upfront rider fee, but rather commit to fundraising at least $100 by September 29 in order to participate in the 2017 Tour de BBQ.

What happens if I don’t raise $100 by September 29? You can still participate in the Tour de BBQ by paying the current registration price for your distance or personally donating the remaining amount to fulfill the $100 fundraising obligation.